Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting


A picture of ARFF firefighter in live fire training

ARFF Firefighter Live Fire Training

A picture of the department's two ARFF trucks.

The department's two ARFF Trucks.

A picture of ARFF fire truck during live fire training at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.

Live Fire Training at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.

The Lakeland Fire Department provides Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) for the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. LFD’s ARFF Division is responsible for providing ARFF protection for Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LLRA), a Class 1 Index B Airport.  Although Lakeland Linder does not currently have a regularly scheduled commercial service, there are several charter flights throughout the year and the airport serves as a diversion airport for Tampa and Orlando airports. 

As the staff of LLRA continues to seek regularly scheduled commercial service for Lakeland, all of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required infrastructure is in place to make Lakeland Linder a more attractive destination for airlines, thanks in part to LFD’s ARFF services.